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em·balm

(em-bahlm'),
To treat a cadaver with balsams or other chemicals to preserve it from decay.
[L. in, in, + balsamum, balsam]

em·balm

(em-bahlm')
To treat a dead body with chemicals to preserve it from decay.
[L. in, in, + balsamum, balsam]
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The jury was told they must establish whether or not Diana's body was "unlawfully embalmed to cover up a pregnancy".
Susan Alamo died of cancer in April 1982, and her husband kept her embalmed body in a casket in a building in Dyer for months while followers prayed for her resurrection.
They have expressed offense at the festival, saying it should never have been held near the solemn ground where Lenin's embalmed body is on display and where 300 other Soviet leaders are buried.
THE embalmed body of Pope John XXIII was displayed in St Peter's Square yesterday in a tribute to one of the best-loved pontiffs of modern times.
But while much of ``Santa Evita'' takes place in flashback, Martinez is primarily concerned with Evita's mysterious afterlife - with the legends that came to adhere to her posthumously, and more particularly with the fate of her body, which was embalmed after her death.
And I certainly want to be embalmed, because the embalmers always claim they can make you look 20 years younger.
But Collins said in his opening statement that even Egyptian mummies embalmed for centuries have yielded DNA evidence and had there been a sexual crime, there would have been traces of it.
After picking up the embalmed body and required documents, Vic Jr.
We tried to see if we could get health information from the hearts in their embalmed state, but the embalming material made it difficult," said study author Fatima-Zohra Mokrane, M.
They knew they'd be caught having not embalmed him.
It comes as more serious problems involving bodies not being embalmed by the firm were uncovered in the Midlands.
A 24-year-old suicide victim, who had been pronounced dead after he drank insecticide following an argument with his father, left hospital staff in shock after he woke up inside one of the mortuary chambers where he was due to be embalmed, the Mirror reported.